overmuch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj overmuch very great in quantity; overabundant "showed overmuch affection"
    • adv overmuch more than necessary "she eats too much","let's not blame them overmuch"
    • n overmuch a quantity that is more than what is appropriate "four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy","we received an inundation of email"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Overmuch Too much.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overmuch Too much; exceeding what is necessary or proper.
    • overmuch In too great a degree; too much.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., adv Overmuch ō-vėr-much′ too much.
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Quotations

  • Edward Hoagland
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    “Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.”

Usage

In literature:

Do not look from the window overmuch, Madame.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
Kep' her sunbonnet over her face, like she didn't want to be seen overmuch.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
We need scarcely blame these men; at least we need not blame them overmuch.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
If the fellow had branded her for sin, why, she had suffered overmuch.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
Overmuch virtue in one's neighbours is never satisfactory to us sinners.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
There is not overmuch happiness in this world.
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
It did not commend celibacy, nor excess of fasting, nor too long prayers, nor righteousness overmuch.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
They did not relish it overmuch.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
He was accustomed to say long graces at meals, at which the food was not overmuch, and the hungry children many.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The stronger and more resolute spirit of Martha striving to stem the tide of overmuch sorrow.
"Memories of Bethany" by John Ross Macduff
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In poetry:

Our sister sayeth such and such,
And we must bow to her behests.
Our sister toileth overmuch,
Our little maid that hath no breasts.
"The Nursing Sister" by Rudyard Kipling
Much am I minded of a certain night—
A night of moon and drifting clouds that hid
The convent wall from overmuch of light
Whereby one watched forbid.
"Lovelace Grown Old" by Theodosia Garrison
She trembles when I touch
The tips of scarce—grown fingers,
Yet seems to think it overmuch
If for a moment lingers
Grasp that I hardly meant for such.
"Grata Juventas" by Alfred Austin
"God knows I loved him overmuch, and He
Seeing some wiser end—to me unseen—
Reach'd out His hands from clouds, and took from me
The prop on which my age had fondly hoped to lean.
"Old Adam" by Alexander Anderson
See! in the moonlight cold and gray
A thoughtful maiden stands;
And though she blames not overmuch
With her sweet lips the great world's way,
Yet sad and slow she stoops to touch
The still wheel with her hands.
"The Dreaming Wheel" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
When all the senses are awake,
The mortal presses overmuch
Upon the great immortal part --
And God seems further from the heart.
Must souls, like skies, when day-dawns break,
Lose star by star at sunlight's touch?
"Nocturne" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In science:

The choice of a particular form of the pseudo-Newtonian potential, however, does not affect overmuch the general arguments regarding the stability of the flow.
Implications of nonlinearity for spherically symmetric accretion
However, in my view, given the fine agreement of all the other heavy hadron lifetimes with the predictions coming from HQET, perhaps one should not worry overmuch at this stage about a (2-3) σ discrepancy.
BCP3: Summary of Theory
Tagging accuracy should not affect the accuracy of the overall algorithm overmuch, since we are simply using the tags to accept or reject word tokens.
Algorithmic Detection of Computer Generated Text
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